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JACK THE LAD KIDS CAN FOLLOW (Scottish Sun by Shaf Rasul, star of Dragons’ Den online)

JACK THE LAD KIDS CAN FOLLOW (Scottish Sun by Shaf Rasul, star of Dragons’ Den online)
JACK THE LAD KIDS CAN FOLLOW (Scottish Sun by Shaf Rasul, star of Dragons’ Den online)

Jack the lad kids can follow

It was really heart warming to see six–year–old Jack Henderson pick up an award for his fundraising efforts for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF).

Jack was recognised in the Digital Fundraising category at the Institute of Fundraising last week after raising nearly £30,000.

I’m a big supporter of getting kids into enterprise and encouraging them to develop skills to start their own business.

Jack’s entrepreneurial dedication to a cause he believed in, is hugely admirable in the current economic downturn.

Headlines today rarely discuss kids in a good light.

Only recently, the London riots highlighted a section of society with no respect and no desire to make this country better.

Jack’s story brings us all back down to earth and reminds me that many of Scotland’s kids are inspiring individuals.

I think we were all shocked this month following the publication of youth unemployment figures.

The Government needed to step up to the plate and implement innovative incentives to make sure young people have some opportunities–it will be for the benefit of the country after all.

Jack is an example of the young talent that we have to nurture and develop.

The recession has impacted on everyone in some form. Some are worse off than others.

That is why it is so important to work together to build Scotland back up and get it back on its feet.

I suspect he could have the potential to be a future power player in business.

I talk a lot about supporting the next generation and fully advocate the need to develop business acumen and skills at school level.

Jack is only six years old and is already a success story of the younger generation.

Watch this space–Jack’s one to keep an eye on for the future.

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